Equality Act key legal changes


The majority of the Equality Act provisions were introduced in October 2010 with the rest being phased in over 2010-13. So what exactly is different from current anti-discriminatory legislation?

A fundamental difference is that new groups are now provided the same levels of protection from discrimination across all the protected characteristics and all sectors. Below is a summary of key changes:

 Public Sector Equality Duty

On 5 April 2011 the Public Sector Equality Duty (the Equality Duty) came into force in England, Scotland and Wales. This duty replaces the existing race, disability and gender equality duties.

 Introduction to the equality duty

 What is the Equality Duty?

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